Year Level Description
Prep students communicate with peers, teachers, known adults, and students from other classes.
Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read and view spoken, written and multimodal texts in which the primary purpose is to entertain, as well as some texts designed to inform. These include traditional oral texts, picture books, various types of stories, rhyming verse, poetry, non-fiction, film, multimodal texts and dramatic performances. They participate in shared reading, viewing and storytelling using a range of literary texts and recognise the entertaining nature of literature.
Literary texts that support and extend Prep students as beginner readers, include predictable texts that range from caption books, to books with one or more sentences per page. These texts involve straightforward sequences of events and everyday happenings with recognisable, realistic or imaginary characters. Informative texts present a small amount of new content about familiar topics of interest; a small range of language features, including simple and compound sentences; mostly familiar vocabulary, known high frequency words and single-syllable words that can be decoded phonically and illustrations that strongly support the printed text.
Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts including pictorial representations, short statements, performances, recounts and poetry.
Reading and Viewing
- Uses predicting and questioning strategies to make meaning from texts.
- Recalls one or two events from texts with familiar topics.
- Understands that there are different types of texts and that these can have similar characteristics.
- Identifies connections between texts and personal experience.
- Reads short predictable texts with familiar vocabulary and supportive images, drawing on developing knowledge of concepts about print and sound and letters.
- Identifies the letters of the English alphabet and uses the sounds represented by most letters.
Speaking and Listening
- Listens to and uses appropriate language features to respond to others in a familiar environment.
- Understands that texts can reflect their own experiences.
- Identifies and describes likes and dislikes about familiar texts, objects, characters and events.
- Communicates clearly in informal group and whole class settings
- Retells events and experiences with peers and known adults.
- Identifies and uses rhyme, letter patterns and sounds in words.
- Uses familiar words and phrases and images to convey ideas.
- Demonstrates sound and letter knowledge, beginning writing behaviours and experimentation with capital letters and full stops.
- Correctly forms known upper and lower case letters.